Michael & Sarah's wedding was pretty much as Tampa as you can get with their Seminole Heights Garden Center ceremony, portraits at Hillsborough High School (where they met) and reception at the 1930 Grande Room in Ybor City. We love meeting people that love this city as much as we do!
Bride & Groom's names:
Michael and Sarah Porat
Seminole Garden Center
1930 Grande Room
Ceremony- Robin Singleton
Reception- Jenny Sanschagrin
Hair & Makeup:
Makeup- Carissa from Danielle Sabatello
Hair- Julie Rubino: Shear Art Salon
Swan Gown by Watters
Vivienne Pleated Chiffon Gown by Jenny Yoo
Monique Lhuillier Stationary
Max Bloemendaal (cousin)
Frances Pisacane and Jasmine Hart- Juniper Trio
Wedding Cake- Publix
Groom's Cake- Donna Taylor
Pies- The Pie Factory http://piesflorida.com/
Dax Quijano- Live Fusion Entertainment
Rod Baker- Rod Baker Video
Additional vendor, detail, etc.
Photobooth- Tampa Bay Photo Booths
Blake and Bailey's Custom Outifts- Gracie's Paw Prints https://www.etsy.com/shop/graciespawprints
Down the aisle:
"Canon in D"- Pachelbel
"Water Music"- Handel
"What a Wonderful World"- Louis Armstrong
"Home"- Shoshana Bean
"My Wish"- Rascal Flatts
Favorite memories of the day:
Michael- Sports with the groomsmen, watching Blake and Bailey walk down the aisle, seeing my beautiful wife walk down the aisle, eating, and dancing.
Sarah- Spending time with my wonderful bridesmaids getting ready, having my father walk me down the aisle, being surrounded by my friends and family, having Blake and Bailey be a part of our special day, celebrating with our friends and family, and breaking out some sweet dance moves. Oh and marrying my best friend of course!
Sweetest memory of the day:
Michael- Listening to Sarah's vows.
Sarah- Seeing Michael at the end of the aisle as I cried hysterically.
Funniest memory of the day:
Michael- When Sarah pulled out like 10 pieces of paper for her vows.
Sarah- Uncontrollably ugly crying like Kim Kardashian during our entire ceremony and almost eating it during our first dance.
Advice for future brides:
Just relax and enjoy the day! Make sure you take in every little part of it because it goes by so fast.
Advice for future grooms:
Enjoy every minute of the day, don't get sunburned, and appreciate every moment.
Thanks goes out to...
Thank you to our wonderful parents for everything they have done.
Thank you to Penny Varner, Jim, Varner Catherine Varner, Ariel Pomputius, Celeste Pomputius, and Pam Pomputius all for making our dreams become a reality. Y'all worked wonders to help get everything planned and completed! Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without all the late hours of decoration preparation.
Thank you to all our amazing friends and family who celebrated our special day with us.
Jake and Katie seriously ROCK!